Berwyn's Route 66 Gears Up for the 26th Annual Car Show

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By Berwyn Development Corp

The 26th Annual WeatherTech® Berwyn Rt66 Car Show sponsored by Paisans Pizzeria & Bar will be held on Ogden Avenue in Berwyn. Berwyn has always been a great Route 66 town with a thriving, dynamic and fast-growing community at its heart. The Route 66 Car Show is the area's best and biggest car show, attracting more than 30,000 visitors.

On Aug 27, visitors can soak up the classic car culture of Historic Route 66 with a stroll through over 550 vintage and custom cars, trucks and motorcycles. The event hosts a parade to the World War I Memorial and a presentation by the Color Guard during the National Anthem.

The event will feature live music from Rick "Elvis" Saucedo performing an Elvis musical showcase and Tony Pellegrino performing a Frank Sinatra showcase of classic pop and standards. The Roamin' Chariots Car Club will provide demonstrations of Automobile Flamethrowing. Don't try this at home!

Legendary WLS DJ & Radio Hall of Famer Dick Biondi will sign autographs and award trophies from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm. There will also be guest appearances from the WLS 94.7 Promotional Team. Spectator admission is free so bring the whole family! For those seeking an early peek, vehicles start their procession to their parking spots around 7:00 am. The event officially runs from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sat, Aug 27.

For those interested in displaying their vehicles, online registration is available at BerwynRt66.com, WhyBerwyn.com/event/berwyn-route-66-car-show, Berwyn.net/events/details/the-weathertech-berwyn-rt66-car-show and Facebook @BerwynRt66CarShow. Registered participants receive a t-shirt, dash plaque and goodie bag with completed registration. "Fun" awards are also doled out in a wide variety of categories with names including "B-B-B-Bad to the Bone," "Hog Heaven," "Impressive Import," "Hot Hauler," "Pleasantly Preserved," and "Slo & Lo" to name a few.

The 26th Annual Berwyn Route 66 Car Show is presented by Premier Sponsor WeatherTech® and Top Fuel Sponsor Paisans Pizzeria & Bar.

CONTACT:        Paula Svora

                    Berwyn Development Corporation

                    708/788-8100

                    paulas@berwyn.net

This event is brought to you by the Berwyn Preservation of Historic Route 66 Commission of the Berwyn Development Corporation (BDC).

The Berwyn Development Corporation (BDC) markets Berwyn regionally and nationally as a prime business and leisure destination. We are here to promote Berwyn's energy and culture to visitors and residents and to create unique development opportunities for business. The BDCis a public-private partnership with the City of Berwyn that provides economic development and Chamber of Commerce services to all segments of the Berwyn community. We are a not-for-profit membership organization that serves over 300 businesses and individuals. The BDC continually strives to develop new programs, services and events that promote the community. For more information, visit whyberwyn.com or follow the BDC at facebook.com/WhyBerwyn and twitter.com/WhyBerwyn and instagram.com/WhyBerwyn.

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